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Temporary Assistance For Needy Families

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A report released Monday by the non-partisan Annie E. Casey Foundation shows how the concurrent health and economic crises are exacerbating disparities in access to basic needs for families.

Among the changes the Ohio Senate made to the House version of the two-year state budget bill is a 5 million dollar boost to a program that funds centers that counsel pregnant women against abortion.

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Columbus City Council last night approved legislation giving 4.3 million dollars to the Community Shelter Board for programs to fight homelessness. 

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Ohio receives more than 727 million dollars from the federal government each year to help the state's poorest families.